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Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis Now On Sale

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By: Amy
I skied the Black Pearl 88's a lot in the winter of 17-18, and in a variety of terrain, over a wide range of mountains (Jackson, Loveland, Mary Jane, Wolf Creek, etc. etc.). I appreciated the duplicitous personality of the ski - it could feel hard-charging and stiff when I let 'er rip on expanses of blue corduroy, it could feel light and poppy on a steep, soft bump run, and it could feel nimble and fresh as I joked around with my 3 year old on the bunny slopes and baby terrain parks. At 5'8", 125 pounds and an upper intermediate to low grade advanced skier, either the 166 or 159 could work for me. This winter I mostly skied the 159 as I spent a lot of my time skiing bumps and steeper terrain that necessitated shorter turns. The shorter length also helps when I'm skiing with my son.

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2020 Blizzard Skis Preview

Read our preview of 2021 Blizzard Skis A Blizzard of Color The 2020 Blizzard skis lineup doesn't feature any massive changes, outside of a redesign to the Zero G backcountry ski series. There are a couple minor tweaks, like thicker wood in the Rustler 10, and a couple subtle additions, like the Brahma 82 and Black Pearl 82. But the flashiest update is the collection-wide color-pop (even the blacked-out Spur has pink sidewalls!), which includes a redesign of the crazy-popular Black Pearl's graphics. As for that Zero G redesign, Blizzard pulled off a couple cool things. One, they ... Continue Reading

Our Take On The 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88:

The Black Pearl 88 has been one of the most popular womens skis across all categories for the past several seasons. When something is that good, there is no need to change it. Unless you can make it even better, that is. Blizzard has done just that for the 2020-21 season. The Carbon Flipcore W.S.D., with its uni-directional carbon frame, has long impressed skiers with its ability to reduce weight without sacrificing performance. Blizzard builds on that technology with a few new additions, including TrueBlend technology, a reimagined woodcore design that uses wood stringers of different weights and stiffness in the areas of the ski that need them most. Heavier, stiffer Beech is used throughout the midsection of the ski to maximize power and stability, while lighter and softer poplar is used in the extremities of the ski, making turn initiation and engagement easier thanks to a more balanced flex pattern. The low weight, high-powered carver is now more appealing to an even wider range of skiers, if that is possible. Supremely quick edge-to-ege, with great stability, dampness, and torsional rigidity-- amplified by an extended mounting plate this season--makes the Black Pearl 88 an ideal all-mountain option for Eastern ladies, or for Western women who spend more of their time on trails. Similar skis: Elan Ripstick 88 W, Head Kore 93 W, Atomic Vantage 90 Ti W.

2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Specs:

Dimensions:128/88/110
Radius:[email protected]
Rocker:Freeride Rocker
Ability Level:Ability Level 8
Construction:Full Sidewall
Weight:3330 grams (per pair for size 159cm) Learn more about ski weights

Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Model Lineage:


Black Pearl 88 (2018 - 2021) In Stock

Black Pearl (2012 - 2017) Sold Out

Skis In The Blizzard Freeride Women Series:


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